19 Mar Southend Students Show Racism the Red Card
Students at Cecil Jones Academy have been taking part in a competition in response to ‘Show Racism the Red Card’..
Children across the school produced artwork, creative writing, song and film, showing how they have been inspired by spreading a positive anti-racism message.
The winners were Stefani Marcinova (Year 9) and Harley McCallister (Year 7) who produced an artwork and a short story.
Stefani said “Wanted to tell people to love yourself no matter who you are – you shouldn’t have to hide because of what you look like” and Honey added “Racism isn’t OK. You shouldn’t be judged just because of who you are.”
Cecil Jones Head Teacher Martin Ovendon said “We are very proud of the work produced by our students, they show great understanding and appreciation of the need for all members of society to be treated equally, with respect and as friends. The pupils send a very valuable message that diversity is to be celebrated.”